Pinchas 5773

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Parshas Pinchas is the most read parsha during the year due to the fact it discusses the holiday offerings given throughout the year. The formula for sacrifices consists of certain numbers of bulls, rams, sheep, and goats. Rashi and Chizkuni explain that each type of animal represents a different forefather. The bull corresponds to Avraham who fed his visitors steak. The ram represents the ram given instead of Yitzchak at the akeidah. The sheep represents Yaakov and his story with Lavan's sheep. The goat is to atone for the brothers selling Yosef and dipping his coat in goat's blood.


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